Parliament 2010: Prorogation & Beyond

A Forum Exploring Parliamentary Democracy in Contemporary Canada

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Prorogue [proh-rohg]- verb (used with object), – rogued, – ro-guing.

  1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament of a similar body).
  2. to defer; postpone.

Origin: 1375-1425; late ME prorogue <L prōrogāre to prolong, protract, defer, lit., to ask publicly, equiv. to prō- pro- 1 + rogāre to ask, propose.

Related forms: pro-ro-ga-tion [proh-ruh-gey-shuh n]
Synonyms: 1) suspend

This event took place Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Munk Centre for International Studies

Featuring

Andrew Coyne
The Honourable John Godfrey, PC
Richard Gwyn, OC
The Honourable Barbara McDougall, PC, OC
Moderated by Daniel Tisch.

Read speaker bios here

The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is proud to announce, in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies, ‘Parliament 2010: Prorogation & Beyond.”

This lively forum exploring parliamentary democracy in contemporary Canada will be held at 7:00pm for 7:30 pm on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Campbell Conference Facility in the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place.

A rousing discussion on the subject of democracy in Canada, this free public information meeting features some of Canada’s most eminent journalists and former Parliamentarians. Our esteemed panel of speakers is eager to share their views on the role of Parliament and its impact on Canadian democracy. They will discuss the essentials of parliamentary democracy, political strategy in the current minority parliament & more.

Exclusive Commentary

Canada’s Federal Parliament is Performing Badly – The Need for Reform is Urgent

Peter H. Russell

Prospects for a Beleaguered Parliament

Robin Sears

Perspective, Prorogation and Parliamentary Reform

Senator Hugh Segal
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This event was co-sponsored by the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy and the Munk Centre for International Studies.